Thank you for all the fantastic comments yesterday, especially about my hand dyed sock yarn *grins* I love it, so it was really great to get so many lovely comments. Plus, it ties very nicely in with today's post ;)
I recently bought some Kool Aid from a knitter having a bit of a clearout. Of course I immediately wanted to dye something, and very nearly bought some bare yarn to have a play with. Then I stopped myself, as the phrase "one more yarn purchase can't hurt" crossed my mind ;)
So, I refrained from buying more yarn, realising that I really didn't have to use the dye straight away. And then I had a cunning plan *modest smile* I could overdye some of the yarn in my stash. I had just the yarn:
I was given 6 balls of this by a colleague and haven't had any idea what to do with it. It's good stuff, Jaeger 100% superwash, but the colours just aren't me. I planned to keep it around anyway, knowing it would reveal its true purpose in time *laughs*
Anyway, I wound it into a loop - you can see how small the colour runs are, I can't imagine it would knit up into something I'd like - and grabbed 4 sachets of Grape Kool Aid. Bizarrely, as I dunked the yarn in the dye, it sucked up all of the colour straight away, leaving the water clear, very strange to watch. Apparently superwash wool does that!
And I ended up with this, which I think is really cool.
I love how the dark blue sections are still there, they just work in the overall colour better for me. Even better, I needed some superwash wool for secret knitting, and now I don't have to buy any for that (yarn purchases for present knitting don't count as breaking my no-yarn-buying plan).